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Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen Sep-04-15
28 years old, USCF rating 1726. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011. Inactive in all chess since 2013.

I still follow professional chess because I'm curious to see who wins, but overall my sense is that too many people take this board game way too seriously.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 2675 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-03-15 World Junior Open (2015) (replies)
dumbgai: Major early upset: V Carneiro vs J Cori, 2015
   Sep-02-15 Zhu Chen (replies)
dumbgai: According to the Chessbase report, Zhu Chen won the blitz tournament at the Asia Continental. Here she is with the 2nd and 3rd place finisher (both representing China): I wouldn't recognize her with that outfit.
   Sep-02-15 Alexandru Crisan (replies)
dumbgai: A 14 year old Mongolian girl goes from 1458 to 2309 in 4 months: . Plays in the same tournament against the same players every month. Suspicious, or just another case of a youngster showing rapid improvement and benefiting from a very high ...
   Sep-02-15 John M Burke (replies)
dumbgai: The reasoning behind giving a higher k-factor to low rated players and young players is that in case of a mismatch between rating and playing strength, it allows the rating to "catch up" more quickly. Higher k-factor makes ratings more sensitive to recent results, because the player
   Sep-01-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
dumbgai: <This was just a brutally competitive tournament.> All five players who entered with a 2800+ rating, have lost rating points (after 8 rounds).
   Aug-25-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
dumbgai: Has anyone noticed that the FIDE website now requires a login to view players' rating history?
   Aug-24-15 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: Well, I'll try one definition of "luck": achieving a positive result (winning) in spite of poor decision making that should normally lead to a negative result (losing) in the absence of external factors beyond the lucky person's control. Applying this definition to this game, I ...
   Aug-24-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
dumbgai: A fun day to be too poor to hold any stocks.
   Aug-24-15 Ding Liren (replies)
dumbgai: Surely this is the first time the top Chinese player is ranked ahead of the top Russian player.
   Aug-20-15 Leko - Li Chao (2015) (replies)
dumbgai: Summary of the match: both players had several opportunities where they had the advantage. Li Chao managed to convert some of his, Leko didn't. Generally, the games were closer than the final score.
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